Don Grundy

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Location: Liberty, MO
Country: USA

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Christine Shoemaker Linda Jo brockinton Dusty Turtle Robin Clark marg Gail Webber john lashley Ken Hulme Mary MacGowan Charles Thomas Jan Potts Lisa Golladay

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All alone out here trying to learn. Thankful for the Prairie Dulcimer Club.
The picture is of my Cedar Creek Walnut Classic Petite dulcimer.

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Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 days ago
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • one week ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Waiter’s tray stand":
"How much do Gary’s stands cost?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Waiter’s tray stand":
"I would like to stand up more.  I’m not an exercise buff. When you use a stand, how do you secure your dulcimer? Is a waiters stand best? Thank you."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"I do have three dulcimers with only a 6+. All tuned DAAA. I love both the relaxation of my diatonic dulcimers and the challenge of my dulcimers with extra..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Strumelia, if those frets are added how many are missing for it to be chromatic?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"In fact I do enjoy exploring playing across the strings. Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Strumelia, thanks. At 71 I don’t plan to sell any of my dulcimers. They are just for the joy of it. I find a real connection."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Soooo.....1+ seems to have tabs/books and instruction. What about 0+? I admit; playing by ear I suddenly find I’m using a + fret without knowing it. I’m..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Picture"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Yes, now the dulcimer has 1+, 6+ 7+, 13+"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "7+ Fret":
"Do the 7+ and 0+ go together like 6+ and 13+?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 weeks ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "7+ Fret":
"I took a dulcimer to a luthier used by all of the local music stores.  He has added frets for me on several occasions. Oops!  Instead of an 8+ fret I have a..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 2 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Hearts Of The Dulcimer Podcast In Its 4th Year ":
"These Podcasts are the greatest! And their website gives additional details!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"Oh my! This is absolute proof that talent and musicianship....not the expensive instrument are the base for magnificent music! Thank you!"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"Strumelia, do all of your dulcimers have double melody strings?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"I have those frets on my DAd and GDg dulcimers and find myself looking for this fret or that one. I have one dulcimer DAAA that I would likely never change,..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Created a new forum topic "Additional frets playing traditionally?":
"Do players add 1.5, 6.5, 8.5 or 13.5 frets when playing in traditional drone style:DAAA?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "just vs. equal temperament ":
"Ken Hulme, when you complete your project will you post pictures and a playing video?"
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Wind Instruments????":
"I am an incompetent diatonic Harmonica player. And a mediocre chromatic harmonica player. Neither offer the soft music of my dulcimers."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "What has music done for yor?":
"Peace..."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 18
Liked a youtube item created by @ariane:
"Emma's Waltz" - Irish Traditional - Finnish Kantele
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone else tune GDg?":
"Thanks. I’m always astounded that to play with a group everyone is tuned DAd or DAAA; but personal preferences run to so many other tuning."
Don Grundy
@don-grundy • 3 months ago • comments: 0
Posted a response to "Anyone else tune GDg?":
"Ken, do you have your dulcimer in G because of a short VSL or strictly because of your stated reason?"

Latest Group Discussions

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Don Grundy

I, IV, V chords


Last night we went to a concert.  There were guitars and ukuleles. At...
@Don Grundy 4 months ago - Comments: 12
Don Grundy

Playing chords in GDg


if I’m playing DAd tabs with a dulcimer tuned GDg....what key am I...
@Don Grundy 4 months ago - Comments: 3
Don Grundy

DAd


Can any size dulcimer be strong and tuned DAd?
@Don Grundy 5 months ago - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

DAD to DAA


Do I tighten or loosen the melody string?  Thanks!
@Don Grundy 5 months ago - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

Do you have a way to stand up and play?


Okay, at 70 I don’t exercise much. But the doctor encouraged me to get...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 11
Don Grundy

Cedar Creek Dulcimers in Branson


I’m thinking of getting their Walnut Classic Petite Dulcimer. Any thoughts?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 21
Don Grundy

Argh!!! Which fingers to use for chords


I keep moving my dulcimer on my lap and changing fingers on chords....
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 9
Don Grundy

Optimum chair


What is your favorite chair? Why? Tying flies and playing the...
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 18
Don Grundy

How often do you play/practice?


Are you organized in your playing? Every day? How long?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 7
Don Grundy

Which frets should I add?


1 1/2;? 6 1/2?; 8 1/2?; 13 1/2?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 13
Don Grundy

Short leather strap on dulcimer


Is this used to hang your dulcimer on the wall?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 5
Don Grundy

KC, Missouri to Denver


Strings okay?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 4
Don Grundy

DAA to DAD to DAA--how often?


How often do you retune your dulcimer from DAA to DAD---back and forth?
@Don Grundy last year - Comments: 29

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Don Grundy
08/09/18 11:32:23PM @don-grundy:

Thank you!


Strumelia
01/06/18 12:12:43AM @strumelia:

Don, thank you so much for your thoughtful Patron donations to FOTMD!  bighug


Don Grundy
07/14/17 05:55:28PM @don-grundy:

We have sold the house we raised the kids in.  Now we're all on one floor.  So being able to play softly means I can play anytime, anywhere....not something I can do with my diatonic and chromatic harmonicas.  I am anxious to learn as much as possible. Thanks.


Ken Longfield
07/14/17 05:31:41PM @ken-longfield:

Welcome to FOTMD, Don. It's good to have you aboard.

Ken

"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."


Don Grundy
07/14/17 08:36:45AM @don-grundy:

Thanks, I do appreciate your patience.


Benjamin W Barr Jr
07/14/17 06:59:07AM @benjamin-w-barr-jr:

Hi Don, and welcome to the wonderful world of the Friends of the Mountain Dulcimer.  It's a good place to come, spend some time, learn about the dulcimer, and to meet some good people.

Ben


Rob N Lackey
07/12/17 08:21:02PM @rob-n-lackey:

Welcome, Don, to this little corner of dulcimer heaven.  Hope you enjoy it here.

Rob

 


Don Grundy
07/12/17 03:33:44PM @don-grundy:

Thanks.  It's lonely out here.  Prairie Dulcimer meets the third Saturday but we ALWAYS have been busy.....Argh!


Jim Fawcett
07/12/17 03:22:21PM @jim-fawcett:

Hey Don, welcome aboard. Glad ya found us.